Manchester United experienced one of their lowest moments as a club on Saturday evening when they found themselves 4-0 down at half-time vs Brentford.
Every United player was dreadful on the day, but it is fair to say David de Gea had a shocker.
The Spaniard’s attempted save for the opening goal was poor:
And his distribution throughout the clash put Manchester United in all sorts of danger, and lead to Brentford’s second goal of the day:
De Gea struggling to play out from the back is not something new, though, and many pointed out when Erik ten Hag was named United boss that the Spaniard did not fit his style.
Despite this, Fabrizio Romano is reporting on Sunday that Manchester United want to believe in De Gea:
“One of the main culprits in the Brentford defeat was David de Gea, and there was some speculation over his future at Old Trafford earlier in the summer,” Romano wrote.
“At the moment, Manchester United sources only confirm that they want to believe in De Gea. Ten Hag was clear and the club is also of the same opinion.
“This summer has been very quiet for the goalkeeper market, in 2023 there may be new opportunities.
“In my opinion, De Gea made big mistakes - but last year he was key for Man United; I think it’s clear the biggest problems are in other positions.”